Man Charged After Shooting Bus Driver “In Self-Defense” On Snowy Highway
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — An armed security guard and concealed carry permit holder has been charged after he opened fire on a 78-year-old school bus driver after a fender bender on a busy and snowy highway this week.
The man, 31-year-old Kenneth Lilly, is claiming self-defense.
However, surveillance video tells another story that seems to be a far cry from a self-defense situation.
Now Lilly, of St. Paul, faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in the school bus shooting Tuesday on Interstate 35W near downtown Minneapolis. An 8-year-old bus passenger was not hurt.
Lilly, who was arrested immediately afterward, told investigators he fired at the stopped bus after a fender-bender during a snowstorm traffic jam out of fear for his safety, the charges said.
Lilly was jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail, but posted bond and was released the night before he made his first appearance in Hennepin County District Court. Lilly answered questions from Judge Peter Cahill, who ordered that he surrender his permit to carry, stay away from the alleged victim and refrain from possessing guns or ammunition. His next court date is set for March 8.
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